If you are someone who frequently takes antibiotics, watch out. You may unknowingly be at high risk of developing resistant-microbes infections _ a serious yet overlooked health problem with 100,000 new cases each year.
Drug resistance also claims a heavy toll _ about 30,000 deaths are reported each year.
Prof Dr Visanu Thamlikitkul, chair of the R&D Committee on Anti-microbial Resistance Prevention & Control System under the Steering Committee on Drug System R&D, Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), says resistance to anti-microbials occurs when the drugs lose the ability to effectively kill or control the growth of microbes.
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